Backgrounds of Early Christianity

The masks worn by actors for their different roles became the symbol for the
stage, often decorating theatres and Dionysiac altars and identifying actors in
statuary and inscriptions. The plays performed in the theater became a metaphor
for life ...

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802822215

Page: 648

View: 499

New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

The Theatre and Christian Parents

The pranks of the English state - censorship of plays have been very amusing .
While licensing the sensually suggestive , meretricious , and frivolous opéra
bouffe , it was careful to strike out in one of Mr. Gilbert's plays the line “ lodgings fit
for a ...

The Theatre and Christian Parents

Author: Maurice Francis Egan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 28

View: 489

Nahuatl Theater

Their precise transcriptions and first-time English translations make this, along with the previous volumes, an indispensable resource for Mesoamerican scholars.

Nahuatl Theater

Author: Barry D. Sell

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806186380

Page: 368

View: 837

Barry D. Sell and Louise M. Burkhart have chosen plays that represent the types of dramas performed in late-colonial Aztec communities and underscore the differences between local religion and church doctrine. Included are a complex epiphany drama from Metepec, two morality plays, two Passion plays, and three history plays that show how Nahuas dramatized Christian legends to reinterpret the Spanish Conquest. Fruits of a performance tradition rooted in sixteenth-century collaborations between Franciscan friars and Nahua students, these plays demonstrate how vigorously Nahuas maintained their traditions of community theater, passing scripts from one town to another and preserving them over many generations. The editors provide new insights into Nahua conceptions of Christianity and of society, gender, and morality in the late colonial period. Their precise transcriptions and first-time English translations make this, along with the previous volumes, an indispensable resource for Mesoamerican scholars.

Theatre Histories

Plays that focused on a symbolic fight between Moors and Christians derived
from the tournament tradition of medieval ... In other performances, the Moors
would recognize the error of their ways, convert to Christianity, and bow down
before a ...

Theatre Histories

Author: Phillip B. Zarrilli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415462231

Page: 630

View: 785

Providing a clear journey through centuries of European, North and South American, African and Asian forms of theatre and performance, this introduction helps the reader think critically about this exciting field through fascinating yet plain-speaking essays and case studies.

Performing the Sacred

This book is a hugely significant conversation starter. Decades from now we will be saying that the conversation began with this book.

Performing the Sacred

Author: Todd E. Johnson

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080102952X

Page: 175

View: 794

A theologian and a theatre artist examine both the nature of theatrical performance within contemporary culture and its relationship to Christian life, faith, and worship.

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity

Once Christian intellectuals started around this time to reflect in writing on a
distinctly Christian stance towards the theatre, the addressees of their treatises,
Christians (often new to the faith) who were seeking guidance on the crucial
question ...

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity

Author: Martin Revermann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350135291

Page: 272

View: 858

Theatre was at the very heart of culture in Graeco-Roman civilizations and its influence permeated across social and class boundaries. The theatrical genres of tragedy, comedy, satyr play, mime and pantomime operate in Antiquity alongside the conception of theatre as both an entertainment for the masses and a vehicle for intellectual, political and artistic expression. Drawing together contributions from scholars in Classics and Theatre Studies, this volume uniquely examines the Greek and Roman cultural spheres in conjunction with one another rather than in isolation. Each chapter takes a different theme as its focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.

When Church Became Theatre

... spaces of the 1890s, evangelicals helped to define the vanguard of Christian
architecture in the nineteenth century. ... justified a strong public presence for the
church and justified, specifically, taking Christianity into the realm of the theatre.

When Church Became Theatre

Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195179729

Page: 310

View: 471

In the 1880s, socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of Christian architectural traditions and the development of the radically new auditorium church. Jeanne Kilde links this shift in evangelical Protestant architecture to changes in worship style and religious mission.

Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture

Evangelical Christian theater artists have been freed to serve the dramatic text,
their fellow performers, and their ... Peter Lucas Senkbeil, “Faith in Theatre:
Professional Theatres Run by Christians in the United States and Canada and
Their ...

Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture

Author: Robert Woods

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386544

Page: 979

View: 600

This three-volume collection demonstrates the depth and breadth of evangelical Christians' consumption, critique, and creation of popular culture, and how evangelical Christians are both influenced by—and influence—mainstream popular culture, covering comic books to movies to social media.

The Theatre

If we are not a tions of the church and the pulpit are fast losing Christian nation ,
we should at least be a nation of their occupation ; that other ... That , in fact ,
Christianity and religion The only successful road to a true and perma - are
failures .

The Theatre

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 272

The Stage and Christianity Reconciled

If they refuse to enter a theatre that they may decide for themselves of its fitness to
elevate and instruct , lest they should be contaminated thereby , let them never
approach a subject in their pulpits on which they are not qualified to give an ...

The Stage and Christianity Reconciled

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 16

View: 279

History of European Drama and Theatre

Choirilos: tragedies 10 choregoi (producers): Great Dionysia festival 8, 9 Christ:
actor's role in Grotowski's theatre 334; analogy of passion in Mickiewicz's Dziady
III 333; scapegoat ritual during Passion Plays 337 Christianity: inheritance ...

History of European Drama and Theatre

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134678614

Page: 416

View: 967

This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include: * ancient Greek theatre * Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière * the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama * the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz * romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy * the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski * the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller. Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.

Christianity Outside the Box

Elizabethan entertainments, such as the theatre, received strong condemnation.
The Puritan Henry Barrow objected to English bishops keeping fools to entertain
them.6 To the Puritan mind the theatre meant an atmosphere of immorality, ...

Christianity Outside the Box

Author: Nigel Scotland

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898997

Page: 344

View: 872

A major aspect of the history of Christian missions is the way groups who have jumped the ecclesiastical ship have renewed and recalled their parent bodies back to biblical roots and a biblical vision. This book examines fourteen such vibrant Christian movements which operated outside the box. Each chapter ends with a practical section highlighting those factors that made the particular group successful. They were all missional movements that pursued a Christian vision and developed structures to facilitate it. In contrast, the traditional organizations from which they emerged tended to do mission from an established, given structure. Here are seriously committed movements that offer a dynamic challenge to our contemporary churches.

Christianity and the Roman Games

71 The heathen defend their idolatry by the shows; how can Christians resort to
the same and maintain idolatry and contempt of God over the true religion? ... 73
The immorality of the theatre draws particular condemnation from Cyprian.

Christianity and the Roman Games

Author: Richard F. Devoe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462800475

Page:

View: 971

"Christians to the lions!" The image of early Christian victims of pagan blood - lust in the Roman arenas are as familiar as a catechism to Christians of all ages. Dr. Richard DeVoe parallels the development of these two great social forces of the Roman Empire: Christianity; the Roman games which included not only the arena, but also the circus and the theatre. He questions why Christianity did not have more effect on the Roman games, as both institutions grew apace for four centuries. He concludes, contrary to traditional church history, that Christianity did not limit, but, in fact absorbed and perpetuated the games. Why? With regard not only to the games, but also education, the military and the imperial cult, Rome was not Christianized: Christianity was paganized! Christianity and the Roman Games traces this process of paganization from the first through the fifth centuries, discovering surprising consequences both for Christianity and subsequent history.

Theatrical Theology

resurfacing: Christianity is not a book of rules, not a tablet of laws, not a series of
commands. ... in small measure, by attending to some of the ethical implications
of Christian theology's growing interest in theatre, drama, and dramatic theory.

Theatrical Theology

Author: Wesley Vander Lugt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873985

Page: 298

View: 955

Theology is inherently theatrical, rooted in God's performance on the world stage and oriented toward faith seeking performative understanding in the theatre of everyday life. Following Hans Urs von Balthasar's magisterial, five-volume Theo-Drama, a growing number of theologians and pastors have been engaging more widely with theatre and drama, producing what has been recognized as a "theatrical turn" in theology. This volume includes thirteen essays from theologians and pastors who have contributed in distinct ways to this theatrical turn and who desire to deepen interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and theatre. The result is an unprecedented collection of essays that embodies and advances theatrical theology for the purpose of enriching theological reflection and edifying the church.

African Theatre in Development

Jane Plastow , African Theatre and Politics : The Evolution of Theatre in Ethiopia ,
Tanzania and Zimbabwe , A ... of pre - colonial theatre in the three countries ,
Plastow presents chapters on Colonial Theatre ( ' Conformity , Christianity and ...

African Theatre in Development

Author: Martin Banham

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253335999

Page: 182

View: 342

"A truly worthwhile resource in a growing field of research -- the theater and drama of Africa -- this volume collects ten essays about theater practice, publications, and productions; in-depth reviews of 17 books; and a new play." -- Choice "... a 'must-have' for anybody interested in issues relating to theatre and development in Africa.... a pioneering effort... " -- H-Net Reviews Art as a tool, weapon, or shield? This compelling issue and others are explored in this diverse collection of intriguing perspectives on African theatre in development. Also here: strategies in staging, propaganda, and mass education, and a discussion of the playwright Alemseged Tesfai's career in service to Eritrean liberation.